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The Resource One man's America : the pleasures and provocations of our singular nation, George F. Will

One man's America : the pleasures and provocations of our singular nation, George F. Will

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One man's America : the pleasures and provocations of our singular nation
Title
One man's America
Title remainder
the pleasures and provocations of our singular nation
Statement of responsibility
George F. Will
Title variation
  • 1 man's America
  • One mans America
Title variation remainder
the pleasures and provocations of our singular nation
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
America's most widely read and most influential commentator casts his gimlet eye on our singular nation. Moving far beyond the strict confines of politics, George F. Will offers a fascinating look at the people, stories, and events--often unheralded--that make the American drama so endlessly entertaining and instructive. With Will's signature erudition and wry wit always on display, One Man's America chronicles a spectacular, eclectic procession of figures who have shaped our cultural landscape--from Playboy founder Hugh Hefner to National Review founder William F. Buckley Jr., from Victorian poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow to Beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, from cotton picker--turned--country singer Buck Owens to actor-turned-president Ronald Reagan. Will crisscrosses the country to illuminate what it is that makes America distinctive. He visits the USS Arizona memorial in Pearl Harbor and ponders its enduring links to the present. He travels to Milwaukee to celebrate the hundredth anniversary of an iconic brand, Harley-Davidson. In Los Angeles he finds the inspiring future of education, while in New York he confronts the dispiriting didacticism of the avant-garde. He ventures to the Civil War battlefields of Virginia to explore what we risk when we efface our own history. And on the outskirts of Chicago he investigates one of the darkest chapters in American history, only to discover a shining example of resilience and grace--the best the country has to offer.--From publisher description
Summary
Sheds new light on American politics, culture, and society in a collection of essays that addresses such topics as gambling, Margaret Mitchell's "Gone with the Wind," the history of Harley-Davidson, sports, and other colorful aspects of American life
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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259956
Cataloging source
DLC
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Will, George F
Dewey number
973
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.1
LC item number
.W4895 2008
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • United States
  • National characteristics, American
  • Popular culture
  • Political culture
  • United States
  • United States
  • Will, George F
  • Journalists
Target audience
adult
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the pleasures and provocations of our singular nation
Label
One man's America : the pleasures and provocations of our singular nation, George F. Will
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Control code
ocn187300184
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 384 p.
Isbn
9780307407863
Lccn
2007051281
System control number
(OCoLC)187300184
Label
One man's America : the pleasures and provocations of our singular nation, George F. Will
Publication
Note
Includes index
Control code
ocn187300184
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 384 p.
Isbn
9780307407863
Lccn
2007051281
System control number
(OCoLC)187300184

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